Daksha Fellowship

About Daksha Fellowship

Daksha Fellowship

Daksha Fellowship is a one-of-its-kind residential fellowship for lawyers, with two unique specialisations in technology law and policy, and disputes and regulatory practice. A one-year program run out of Chennai, Daksha Fellowship focuses on experiential learning across three pillars: knowledge, expertise and skills. Top-notch faculty from academia and practice guide Daksha Fellows in bridging the gap between the world of work and the world of learning. The fellowship also comes with a two-month internship break between term 2 and term 3, where fellows work with a range of organisations of their choice such as law firms, think tanks, consultancies and NGOs, to gain practical knowledge. The Work and Well-being Lab and the Communications Lab help fellows hone key workplace skills such as critical thinking, mindfulness, professionalism, taking ownership, expressing themselves better, and legal drafting.

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Dr. Ananth Padmanabhan, Dean, Daksha Fellowship

Dr. Ananth Padmanabhan serves as Dean at Daksha Fellowship and as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. His research interests are in the fields of technology policy, intellectual property rights, and innovation scholarship. He has authored a leading treatise, Intellectual Property Rights: Infringement and Remedies (LexisNexis, 2012), and co-edited an important volume, India as a Pioneer of Innovation (OUP, 2017).

His co-authored chapter on Big Data in a recent volume on Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance (Hart Publishing, 2019), is part of a continuing initiative to examine the public law and regulatory dimensions of new technologies. It builds on his understanding of the Indian State and the Supreme Court within the constitutional context, explored through chapters in Rethinking Public Institutions in India (OUP, 2017), and the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (OUP, 2016). He engages in broader public conversations on the impact of technology through his opinion pieces in Hindustan Times, ThePrint, Livemint, Indian Express, and other print / new media.

Ananth holds masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Discover more about DAKSHA FELLOWSHIP

Courses and Seat Intake Offered

Fellowship program with two specialization – 60 Seats
* technology law and policy
*Disputes and Regulatory practice

Fees Structure
  • Tuition fee - ₹6,00,000/-
  • Hostel fee - ₹80,000/-
  • Registration - ₹20,000/-
Admission Process


  • Selection Criteria: LSAT—India, CLAT PG, DFAT
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduation in law from a Centre for Legal Education recognised by the Bar Council of India, or successful completion of an equivalent foreign law degree.


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Scholarship and Financial Aid offered NA
Faculty Profile Total number of Faculty appointed full-time- 20
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Facility and Infrastructure

Moot court room, library, Hostels etc.

Reservation Offered

For Tamil Nadu Domicile candidate

Any other Campus NA
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